If South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Carolina succeed in expanding Medicaid, momentum could build for the other holdout nonexpansion states to do so. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akeiisa Coleman, Sara Federman Source Type: blogs
Shirley Svorny, RIP
Michael F. CannonIt saddens me to convey that Cato Institute adjunct scholar and my friendShirley Svorny passed away October 20 from multiple myeloma. Shirley was less than two weeks shy of her 71st birthday.Shirley Viola Svorny entered the world in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor ’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.Herdissertation sought to “explain why U.S. policy makers diverged from their usual policy to allow unrestricted migration [of foreign‐trained physicians] from 1965 to 1980.” Without liberalization, “the unprecedented expansion in hea...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – October 23, 2022 – Pennsylvania providers dominate CHIME Most Wired list, 61% of patients research providers online, and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. News CHIME has released this year’s lists of Digital Health Most Wired organizations. Seven of the 18 Level 10 acute care providers are based in Pennsylvania – UPMC, Geisinger Health System, affiliates of Jefferson H...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Advocare Alayacare Apexon Authenticx Automation Anywhere CareSignal Cedar CHIME eClinicalWorks ECRI eCW Edifecs Feel Therapeutics Gainwell Technologies GE Healthcar Source Type: blogs
Weekly Roundup – October 22, 2022
Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week. GIS Technology Supports Healthcare Workers on the Ground. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology helps track and manage the spread of diseases in remote areas. Colin Hung recently chatted with Sightsavers’ Andy Tate to discuss the benefits of GIS to control and eliminate trachoma, an infectious cause of blindness easily treated with antibio...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd October, 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment-----https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/partnership-to-add-virtual-primary-care-feature-to-smart-tvsPartnership to Add Virtual Primary Care Feature to Smart TVsTelehealth provider HealthTap has partnered with Samsung to add a virtual healthcare feature to the tech giant ' s Smart TVs to expand access to primary care.ByMark MelchionnaOctober 14, 2022 - Aiming to ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Brave Health Secures $40M in Series C Funding to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Medicaid Populations
Town Hall Ventures Joins Union Square Ventures and City Light Capital as Company Expands Into Value-Based Care Brave Health, the largest virtual mental health provider and engagement platform focused on serving Medicaid populations, today announced a $40M Series C funding round led by Town Hall Ventures, with existing investors Union Square Ventures, City Light Capital and others joining as well. Brave Health is the first investment from Town Hall Venture’s newly-announced $350M fund. The company has raised a total of $60M to date, and this most recent funding will support their continued expansion into value-bas...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Andy Slavitt Anna Lindow Brave Health City Light Capital Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Medicaid mental health Mental Health Services M Source Type: blogs
On November 8, a vital legal protection for Medicaid beneficiaries will hang in the balance as it comes under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Rosenbaum Source Type: blogs
Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Kids: Collaboration and Technology Are Key
The following is a guest article by Serrah Linares, Vice President of Partner Sales at Change Healthcare, and Rachel Mack Robinson, Founder and President at DotCom Therapy. Children in America were increasingly struggling with mental health before COVID-19, but the pandemic compounded an already growing crisis. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder. What’s just as alarming is that for every five children with a mental health disorder, only one will receive treatment. In October 2021, leading pediatric healthcare associations declared a national emergency in child and adolescen...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AAP American Academy oF Pediatrics API behavioral health CARES Act Change Healthcare CHIP Coronavirus Aid Source Type: blogs
Not All QHINs Will Be Created Equal
The following is a guest article by Jay Nakashima, Executive Director at eHealth Exchange. Key QHIN selection considerations for federal agencies and state and regional exchanges around control, innovation and flexibility For the health IT community, 2022 has been a big year. In January, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) became a reality, and in October applications opened for organizations seeking designation as Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs). Already, several large networks – including mine – have signaled their intent to apply. And while it’s not clear when the first QHIN...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Interoperability Regulations CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Defense Health Agency Department of Education eHealth Exc Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 15th October, 2022.
This article uses the one that divides providers into groups depending on the life cycle stage the clinic is at the given moment. According to this classification, medical providers fall into three groups:BeginnersGrowing clinicsWell-established providersHealth care providers are business entities, so their life cycle, like that of any business, consists of the early stage or launch, growth and maturity. At each stage, providers have different priorities and goals, and the choice of medical software solutions should be made accordingly.Medical software for beginnersThe launch phase can be tough. At this stage, the profits ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 8th October, 2022.
This report aligns with the reality that healthcare organizations are facing in terms of the effects to patient safety, " said Anahi Santiago, chief information security officer at Delaware-based ChristianaCare.She and other healthcare cybersecurity leaders spoke withHealthcare IT News about the connection between cyber hygiene and patient safety and how to prepare for healthcare cyber attacks. -----https://ehrintelligence.com/news/meaningful-use-ehrs-may-be-key-to-improved-quality-of-care‘Meaningful Use’ EHRs May Be Key to Improved Quality of CareHospitals that meet the “Meaningful Use” EHR requirements were ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –1st October, 2022.
This article details information required for integration into EHRs to build personalized treatment plans and develop successful SDOH programs that provide resources and support for patients in need. In addition, successful SDOH programs implemented by Kaiser Permanente and Boston Medical Center showcase how supporting clinicians with real-time SDOH data can lead to patient-centric care. Create a 360-Degree Patient View Through TechnologyThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)indicatesthat the “collection, documentation, reporting, access, and use of SDOH data … can be used t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Featured Health IT Job: Healthcare Data Analyst
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Healthcare Data Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by New York eHealth Collaborative and is in New York. Here’s a description of the position: New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare by collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange across the State. Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health Data Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers New York eHealth Collaborative New York Health IT Jobs NYeC Source Type: blogs
Three Troubling Provisions in the Senate EARN Act
Romina BocciaSeveral retirement savings bills are currently moving through the House and Senate. Among them is theEnhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, which was introduced earlier in September by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D ‑OR) and Ranking Member Senator Mike Crapo (R‑ID). The bill offers a mixed bag of policies to amend the private retirement savings system. Among them are three troubling provisions. The bill would:Expand the welfare state by increasing eligibility for accounts that circumvent asset testsMake the saver ’s credit a refundable, matching contributionAllow employers to mak...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Romina Boccia Source Type: blogs
The Senate EARN Act Would Expand the Welfare State
Romina BocciaTheEnhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act includes a troubling provision that has received very little media coverage.An ABLE account amendmentwould increase spending on means-tested welfare programs by circumventing federal asset tests.When the original ABLE Act emerged back in 2014, my then-colleague at the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector, and Iwrote:While the upfront cost of the ABLE Act is not enormous by Washington standards, the precedent of weakened asset limits in multiple welfare programs may well lead to huge costs in the future. Welfare spending did not balloon to nearly $1 trillion dollars...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 23, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Romina Boccia Source Type: blogs